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Градът в съвременното фантастично кино
The City in Contemporary Fantastic Films

Author(s): Dimiter Kabaivanov
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The spatial epitome of the city in a fantastic movie is also a materialized prerequisite for its plot, containing in brief its possible versions and collisions. It fixes, outlines and describes an extrapo- lated from reality or a speculative urbanized world, rendering this fictitious world a reasonable, visually significant form, placing it within time axis of reference. In other words, using the special free- dom of fantastic as a genre, film fantasy fiction „makes” something speculatively imaginary, recreating it in legible visual images. Arguably, as fantastic film gives an extensive poetic form to things that really exist, the image of the city in American film fantasy renders adequate material for examining the space-time transformations of the city, as shown in the cultural experience of the late twentieth century. The changing images of the city come to express the life system of purposes and effects, existing in the experience of the social subjects dwelling therein.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 47-50
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian